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​Some members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) joined civil rights activists, faith leaders and elected officials, including President Barack Obama, in Alabama March 7-8 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march.


​As a church that believes the good news of Jesus Christ provides “the freedom and the courage to boldly participate in what God is up to in the world,” members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are making plans for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in October 2017.


Kathryn L. Johnson has been named director of ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations effective September 2015.


​This August a group of young adults from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will begin their service with the newly established Lutheran Church in Cambodia. Cambodia is the newest country location for the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program, an international mission opportunity for young people ages 21 to 29.


In an endeavor to learn, share and deepen dialogue with Christian partners around the world, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton led a delegation of ELCA leaders Feb. 1-13, 2015, to meet with religious leaders in London, Geneva and Rome.


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton expressed her condolences and offered support and prayer to the "Coptic Church family" following the news of the martyrdom of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS terrorists.


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